Robertson County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Robertson County, Kentucky
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Founded February 11, 1867
County Seat Mount Olivet
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Quick Dates

Robertson County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Robertson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Robertson County Courthouse
PO Box 75;
Mount Olivet, KY 41064
Phone. 606.724.5212 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1867.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and
court records from 1867. [1]


Parent County

1867--Robertson County was created 11 February 1867 from Bracken, Harrison, Mason and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Mount Olivet [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1871--A disaster destroyed most of the records.


Populated Places

Abigail Brierly Ridge Kentontown Mount Pleasant
Alhambra Five Lick Creek Linnville Ogden Ridge
Bratton Hittville Mount Olivet Piqua

Neighboring Counties


African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:



Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 5,399
1880 5,814 7.7%
1890 4,684 −19.4%
1900 4,900 4.6%
1910 4,121 −15.9%
1920 3,871 −6.1%
1930 3,344 −13.6%
1940 3,419 2.2%
1950 2,881 −15.7%
1960 2,443 −15.2%
1970 2,163 −11.5%
1980 2,265 4.7%
1990 2,124 −6.2%
2000 2,266 6.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Robertson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.




Local Histories








Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).